Past events

Professor Rajesh Chandra
08
Mar
2016

Pacific Regionalism and Higher Education

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor, University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has a multi-facet role in the Pacific region.  Besides its core function as a provider of tertiary higher education and research in the region, it also plays...

Alina Rocha Menocal
09
Feb
2016

Emerging democracies: Rising to the challenge

Alina Rocha Menocal

Few questions in international development and comparative politics have generated as much debate and scholarship as that exploring the relationship between democracy and development. The...

04
Dec
2015

How Change Happens, with reflections from Melanesia

Duncan Green

Duncan Green, Oxfam GB Strategic Adviser, is in Australia for consultations on the recently released draft version of his most recent book How Change Happens.

During this seminar Duncan will...

02
Dec
2015

'After liberal peace': public keynote lecture as part of the workshop on ‘hybridity: history, power and scale’

Professor Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester

Work on peace and its development during the 2000s, drawing on peace and state building examples from around the world, now looks rather dated. Such work concluded with some thoughts on the potential...

Dr. Bates Gill
26
Nov
2015

Convergence and divergence: the paradox of US-China relations

Dr. Bates Gill, Visiting Professor, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

The US-China relationship - arguably the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - is defined by an abiding paradox: while the two countries have never been so interdependent nor...

19
Nov
2015

2015 Timor-Leste Update: Book Launch

Various Speakers; TBA

A New Era? Timor-Leste after the UNEdited by Sue Ingram, Lia Kent and Andrew McWilliam

Abstract

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002...

16
Nov
2015

Colonialism and disaffection in Fiji's Methodist Mission

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry

Abstract

Throughout the colonial period, there were constant motivations present for the dismembering of European hegemony. Ideas that flowed through colonial networks pushed Methodist missionaries...

26
Oct
2015

Changing attitudes to marriage among women in Papua New Guinea

Melissa Demian and Ceridwen Spark

Previous research among educated women in Papua New Guinea has revealed the desire of women in this cohort to avoid or delay marriage (Spark 2010; 2011).   Financial independence from men plays a...

19
Oct
2015

Sorcery, Christianity and the Decline of Medical Services in Melanesia

John Cox and Georgina Phillips

Abstract

In Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, witchcraft and sorcery accusations appear to be proliferating and, in many cases, leading to horrific violence, torture and murder of those thought...

12
Oct
2015

Indigenous commercial ambitions and decentralisation: the initial provincial government debate in Papua New Guinea reconstructed

Scott MacWilliam

Abstract

Decentralisation of government and administration was introduced in Papua New Guinea during the 1970s. It has been claimed that reshaping of the post-colonial state occurred in response to...

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